The 8th Annual Games for Change Festival is now accepting applications for Awards, Speaking and Demo presentations until March 14th. Those interested in being a part of the 2011 Festival have the chance to participate in three different categories: Speaking, The 2nd Annual Games for Change Awards and Demo Spotlight.
Here is a breakdown of each category:
1. Speaking (Presentations, Panels, Case studies)
Some suggested topics are: games to promote real-world action, transmedia, games for underserved communities, games in education, political and news games, games as art and an expressive medium, measuring and assessing social change, distribution, skepticism around the premise of Games for Change, and more.
2. The 2nd Annual Games for Change Awards
To take part in the 2nd annual awards, all submitted games must have been released (or scheduled for release) between June 2009 and June 2011. Finalists will be announced prior to the festival and a distinguished jury of game makers, funders, researchers and talent will select the winner in each category. The award ceremony will take place on June 22nd in New York City, will be streamed live and covered by international and national media.
3. Demo Spotlight
The Festival will hightlight 5 – 7 projects that are “in progress” and have the potential of becoming the next success stories. Developers will be presenting their games to a panel of funders and designers for live feedback.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, get the PDF for full details, guidelines and the appropriate e-mail addresses for submission.
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